Living in Mazatlán

Living in Mazatlán

Mazatlán is the northern-most resort city on the Mexican Riviera (situated along the Pacific Coast)
and is Mexico’s closest mainland resort city to the USA. It is one of the most economical places in México to take a vacation and it’s also host to one of México’s largest commercial shipping ports.


Mazatlán, Mexico (Administrative unit: Sinaloa) - last known population is ≈ 412 800 (year 2014). This was 0.329% of total Mexico population. If population growth rate would be same as in period 2010-2014 (+1.99%/year), Mazatlán population in 2019 would be: 455 437*.


10 feet above sea-level

Time Zone

Mountain Time

High/Low Temperatures

July is the hottest month in Mazatlán with an average temperature of 29°C (83°F) and the coldest is January at 20°C (68°F). The wettest month is August with an average of 200mm of rain.

Rainy Season?

Mazatlán’s rainy season runs from late May to October each year, with tropical storms, and on occasions hurricanes, landing here especially in late summer


Mazatlán is subject to Hurricanes from the Pacific Ocean but is protected by the Baja California peninsula.

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Best Time to Visit Mazatlán

The best time to visit Mazatlán is the fall, specifically October or November. The rainy months of
summer are over, and the expensive, hectic winter travel season has yet to start. Beginning your
search early is crucial; if you're lucky you could book a weeklong trip to Mazatlán for less than
$700 per person (airfare, hotel and taxes included). You can also save a buck by visiting in April or May.

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Local Economy

Shrimp fishing; tourism

Cost of Living

Here’s an example of a monthly budget for a couple living in Mazatlán:

Housing (two-bedroom apartment): $500 USD

Utilities (electric, water, gas, internet): $50 to $60 USD

Groceries: $300 USD

Entertainment (massages, theater, live events): $100 USD

Housekeeping: $60 USD

Transport/Public: $40 USD

Total: $,1050 USD to $1,060 USD

Mazatlan Guide

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Mazatlán History

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Mazatlán Photo Gallery

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Mazatlán Video Gallery

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